Alagaratnam v Regina: CACD 5 Jul 2010

The defendant appealed against his conviction for robbery. He said that the court should not have allowed a confession to be put before the jury. He said that the police officers had misrepresented the statement of a co-accused and had behaved in an overbearing and oppressive manner.
Held: The appeal failed. The officer had not been shown at trial to have misled the defendant. Any differences were not significant. He had the support of a solicitor and of his aunt during the interviews. He had taken the opportunity to make several alterations to the manuscript record of the interview. It had not been shown that the confession was obtained under undue pressure.
Stanley Burnton LJ, Donns J, Pert QC J
[2010] EWCA Crim 1506
Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 76 78
England and Wales

Updated: 05 March 2021; Ref: scu.420216